Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)
The student will hear the historical significance of The Deerslayer.
The student will discuss with the teacher some of the background to the story.
1. Hold a brief teacher-led discussion about the significance of The Deerslayer as the first totally American novel.
2. The teacher will also identify the time frame of the novel in the early days of the French and Indian War.
3. Give the students class time to begin reading Chapters 1 and 2.
Finish reading Chapters 1 and 2.
Read Chapters 3 and 4.
Be prepared to discuss the conversation about the characteristics of the Native American.
Be ready to discuss the scene where Harry tries to kill a deer but misses.
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 3 | Chapter 4)
The student will present a word picture of Native Americans as described by Deerslayer.
The student will argue the point of not killing simply for sport and the value of all life on earth.
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